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National Summary

Today

Mostly cloudy at first Today, with outbreaks of rain. Clearer, brighter and more showery conditions will extend down from the north this afternoon. Some of the showers could be heavy with a risk of hail. Afternoon highs ranging 7 to 10 degrees across the northern half of the country, but 11 to 13 degrees further south. Feeling much colder by this evening in fresh and gusty northwesterly winds, with a few wintry showers possible in the north and northwest later.

Tonight

Rather windy Tonight and cold, with clear spells and showers, the showers most frequent over Connacht and Ulster. Some will be of hail, with a risk of sleet over high ground. There is also a risk of thunder, especially in northern and western coastal counties. Lows of 0 to +3 degrees, with frost in places sheltered from the moderate to fresh north to northwest winds.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow Tuesday will be a cold, breezy and fresh day with sunshine and showers. Some of the showers will be heavy with a risk of hail and thunder. Top temperatures ranging 7 to 11 degrees, with highest values across Munster and south Leinster.

Outlook

Headline: Very cold through Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday, with occasional showers, some wintry and with a risk of thunder also. After midweek, it will become less cold, but changeable and unsettled.Monday night: Very cold and windy, with clear spells and showers, the showers most frequent in the north and west. Some will be of hail and sleet, with a risk of show over high ground. There is also a risk of thunder, especially in northern and western coastal counties. Min. 0 to 4 degrees, with frost in places sheltered from the moderate north to northwest winds.Tuesday: Cold and windy, with sunny spells and occasional showers, mostly of rain or hail, but some sleet is possible, especially over high ground. Many of the showers will be heavy, with a high risk of scattered thunderstorms. Max. 8 to 11 C., in moderate to fresh, north to northwest winds.Tuesday night will be very cold, with showers becoming confined mainly to western and northern coasts, some wintry. Min. minus 2 to plus 2 Celsius, with widespread frost.Wednesday: Still very cold, but a bright day, with sunny spells. Scattered showers also, especially in the eastern half of the country, but they won't be as heavy in most areas as on Tuesday. Not as windy either, with mostly moderate north to northwest winds. Max. 8 to 11 Celsius.Wednesday night will become mostly cloudy, with some rain developing, mainly in the north and east, but less cold, with minima of 2 to 5 Celsius.After midweek, there will be an improvement in temperatures.Thursday: Many areas dry, but predominantly cloudy, with some patchy rain, especialy in the east and northeast. Max. 10 to 13 C, in light to moderate northwesterly breezes.Friday and weekend: Unsettled. Early indications are for wet and windy weather to move in from the Atlantic during Friday and Friday night, with heavy rain and strong south to southwest winds. Brighter over the weekend, with sunny spells and scattered showers.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

North-Northwest, 17 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

West, 10 Knots, Recent drizzle, 13 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Northwest, 8 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

West-Northwest, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 14 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

East-Northeast, 3 Knots, Cloudy, 11 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

Northeast, 4 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

North-Northwest, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

Northwest, 8 Knots, Recent rain, 15 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West, 11 Knots, Wave ht:0.5 m, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

North-Northeast, 10 Knots, Wave ht:0.9 m, 1021, Falling slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

North, 18 Knots, Wave height not available, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

North-Northeast, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 1.6 m, 1024, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Tuesday 25 April 2017 Issued at 0500 Monday 24 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A depression of 1000hPa is centred near the southwest coast of Norway. Frontal troughs associated with this depression will track southwards over Ireland today introducing a cold, unstable northerly airflow over the country.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Slyne Head to Fair Head to Howth Head and for the Irish Sea north of Anglesey

Wind: Northwest to north force 3 or 5 at first, increasing force 4 to 6 and gusty forenoon today. Further increasing force 5 to 7 and gusty this afternoon and occasionally reaching gale force 8 about the north coast and in the north Irish Sea.

Weather: Outbreaks or rain spreading southwards this morning, followed by scattered showers. Thunderstorm risk in the west and north this evening.

Visibility: Moderate, occasionally poor in rain or showers, otherwise good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Howth Head to Roche?s Point to Slyne Head and for the Irish Sea south of Anglesey

Wind: Mainly northwest to north force 2 to 4, increasing force 3 to 5 forenoon today. Further increasing force 4 to 6 and gusty towards evening. Veering northerly and increasing force 5 to 7 and gusty early tonight.

Weather: Outbreaks or rain spreading southwards this morning, followed by scattered showers. Thunderstorm risk in the west and north this evening.

Visibility: Moderate, occasionally poor in rain or showers, otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Wednesday 26 April 2017: Fresh to strong and gusty northerly winds gradually decreasing moderate to fresh early on Wednesday. Scattered showers, some heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

Northerly winds will occasionally reach gale force 8 later this evening and early tonight on Irish coastal waters from Rossan Point to Malin Head to Belfast lough and on the north Irish Sea.

Small Craft Warning

Northwest to north winds will reach force 6 or 7 and become gusty at times today on Irish coasts from Belfast Lough to Roche?s Point to Rossan Point.

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